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University of Newcastle (UK) Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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University of Newcastle (UK) CEO Sir Liam Donaldson
Sir Liam Donaldson
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  • "Support from academics isn't great and there isn't a lot of support for finding a career external from lab work(in 6 reviews)

  • "not much scope for career progression(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Fun and Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Newcastle (UK) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for the work Rota based shifts to fit around University schedule, very flexible Good variety of activities and workshops to carry out Meet lots of new people since co-workers are fellow students

    Cons

    Since it's rota based you might not always get the amount of hours or exact shifts that you want

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    University of Newcastle (UK)2019-06-14
  2. "Great"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at University of Newcastle (UK) part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great experience for students. Lots of on-campus opportunities to help build experience.

      Cons

      The opportunities are very competitive so you need to monitor your inbox carefully.

      University of Newcastle (UK)2019-05-29
    • "Fantastic place to work in"

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      Current Employee - Lecturer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Excellent opportunities to advance your career, great people to work in.

      Cons

      High intensity, huge variety of activities

      University of Newcastle (UK)2019-05-28
    • "Great employer"

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      Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      good pension scheme, excellent opportunities for training, good flexi time system.

      Cons

      very research based, jobs are sometimes earmarked before interviews

      University of Newcastle (UK)2019-05-21
    • "NICE"

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      Current Employee - Research Associate 

      I have been working at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good work environment, Scope to do research

      Cons

      No cons as u think., Living cost is high

      University of Newcastle (UK)2019-05-17
    • "Research Assistant/Associate"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      More or less flexible timing. Frequent seminars to learn about your colleagues work. Usually easy networking. Great for collaboration. Internal conferences. Free staff development opportunities (e.g., coping with anxiety etc). Good campus. Efficient and helpful HR.

      Cons

      Short contracts. Little career growth opportunity. Not transparent promotion policy. Depending on the department, often colleges with secured jobs are not friendly/helpful.

      University of Newcastle (UK)2019-05-22
    • "library aide"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at University of Newcastle (UK) part-time

      Pros

      flexible, family friendly, secure place to work

      Cons

      none that I can think of only left because of the commute in rush hour

      University of Newcastle (UK)2019-05-14
    • "Perfect!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time

      Pros

      The resources are there for you to become who you want to be

      Cons

      The weather in Newcastle is not great

      University of Newcastle (UK)2019-04-12
    • "Flexible Working arrangements"

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      Former Employee - Research Fellow in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

      I worked at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      A friendly environment, great supervision, sense of community

      Cons

      Some frustrating administrative systems (size matters)

      Advice to Management

      When your staff strike - when they really don't want to have to do so - listen to why. Better still, listen to what they have to say before they feel the need to strike!

      University of Newcastle (UK)2019-04-24
    • "Progressive organisation"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle, England

        I have been working at University of Newcastle (UK) full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        - investment in staff development - keen interest in staff welfare with support available - job security through strong financial management - pension still attractive despite recent changes

        Cons

        - career paths could be stronger / more developed in areas - longevity-based pay progression rather than contribution-based

        University of Newcastle (UK)2019-04-18
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